July 15, 2019
Welcome to another edition of RV Travel’s Daily Tips newsletter. Here you’ll find helpful RV-related and small-space living tips from the pros, travel advice, a handy website of the day, our favorite RVing-related products and, of course, a good laugh. Thanks for joining us. We appreciate your readership.
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“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” — Albert Einstein
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Tips of the Day
Don’t bang your [RV’s] head: Make an easy-to-read note and put it on your dashboard or sun visor showing your RV height in feet and inches – and in metric too, if you travel out of the country. It could save your TV antenna, air conditioner – even your roof. Thanks to George Bliss for the tip.
Your oven pilot light
Unless you are using your oven a lot, leave the pilot light turned off when you are not cooking. It uses a surprising amount of propane.
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• While you’re at it, be sure to join his new Facebook group, RV Electricity.
RV club of the day
Aliner Owners Club
“The mission of the Aliner Owners Club is to promote camaraderie among owners of the unique campers and to maximize the A-frame camping experience.” Ownership of an A-frame-style camper (not just Aliner) is required for membership. There are 12 regions covering the United States and Canada. “Friends don’t let friends use canvas.”
Free travel information
Minnesota Explorer, Spring/Summer 2019
If Minnesota is a part of your summer itinerary, this online travel guide will provide you with countless ideas about what to see and do. There’s a comprehensive directory of upcoming events, and plenty of listings for campgrounds and RV parks. Best of all, you can download this for instant reference, or get it by mail if you’re not leaving for awhile. If you’re on a budget, you’ll find a guide to 18 free things to do in Minnesota here.
Oh, you might need a Minnesota highway map. If so, get one free here.
“Do not run your furnace if all the occupants of the RV are asleep.”
Website of the day
The Frugal RV Travel blog is a guide on how to save money while RVing, whether part- or full-time. The website discusses boondocking in depth. One section we like is called “Emotional RVing,” which deals with the challenges of adjusting to living on the road.
OTHER CLUBS & USEFUL ORGANIZATIONS
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• Best Club for RVers: Escapees. All RVers welcome, no matter what type of RV, make or model.
• Harvest Hosts: Stay free at farms, wineries and other scenic and peaceful locations for free. Save 15% on membership.
• Overnight RV parking. Directory of more than 14,000 locations where you can stay for free or nearly free with your RV. Modest membership fee.
• Boondockers Welcome. Stay at homes of RVers who welcome you in their driveways, yards, farmland or other space on their private property. Modest membership fee.
• No park Walmarts. Best directory of stores that do not allow overnight stays with RVs.
Popular articles you may have missed at RVtravel.com
- The world’s largest hamburger was eaten in Rutland, North Dakota, in 1982. It weighed 3,591 pounds. More than 8,000 people were invited to help eat it.
Leave here with a laugh
A dog walks into a bar and sits on a stool. He looks the bartender in the eye and says, “Hey, guess what? I can talk. Have you ever seen a talking dog before? How about a drink?” The bartender thinks for a moment and says, “Sure, the toilet’s right around the corner.”
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